B’town royalties marked their attendances at some of the most prestigious events this year and left us impressed with the fashion choices they made while treading the carpet rolled out in their honor. Traditional separates, haute couture, kaftans, and ensembles unique in conception - all made a striking appearances in front of the shutterbugs. Having witnessed an array of stars putting their stylish feet forward through the year, we pick 10 ensembles that made a statement and carried in them, a distinctive fashion flavor.
It’s been a good year for fashion. Catherine Zeta-Jones kick-started the best dressed celebrities list back in January with the killer, emerald green Elie Saab worn to the Golden Globes. The 91st Academy Awards - that’s the Oscars, to you and I - followed swiftly after in February, serving up numerous sartorial wins. British actor Gemma Chan made a style statement in a hot pink, supersized Valentino number. At the BAFTAs in May, it was the fuchsia gown worn by ‘Killing Eve’ star Jodie Comer that we couldn’t take our eyes off. A Stella McCartney number, it was a minimalist design featuring an asymmetric neckline and a cape on one shoulder. Later in the year, ‘The Greatest Showman’ actor Zendaya wowed at the Emmys in a stunning, semi-sheer look by US designer Vera Wang. Catherine Zeta-Jones, the only A-lister to appear in our annual best dressed list twice, also hit a style high note in a hot pink Georges Hobeika gown. Jennifer Lopez, star of 2019’s hit film ‘Hustlers’, wowed at the annual Governors Awards in October in a gold, strapless satin gown by Reem Acra. The 50-year-old teamed the gown with a chic updo and a black, box clutch. Another of the event’s attendees, Dakota Johnson, was equally chic in a co-ord: a white, bralette paired with a full, high-waisted skirt.